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Riccardo Muti

conductor , music director

Riccardo Muti, conductor, music director. Decorated Cavaliere di Gran Croce, Italy, Order of Merit, Federal Republic of Germaly, Knight of British Empire, Queen Elizabeth II, Order of Friendship, Russia; recipient Wolf prize in arts (music), Wolf Foundation, Israel, 2000. Member of American Academy Arts & Sciences (foreign), Royal Academy Music (honorary).

Background

MUTI, Riccardo was born on July 28, 1941. Son of Domenico Muti and Gilda Sellitto.

Education

Studied piano, Conservatory San Pietro a Majella, Naples. Diploma in Composition and Conducting, Milan Conservatory. Doctor of Music (honorary), University Pennsylvania.

Doctor of Music (honorary), Curtis Institute Music, University Bologna. Doctor of Music (honorary), Mount Holyoke College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Warwick University, England.

Doctor (honorary), Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey.

Career

Orchestras; concerts at Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Flanders and Vienna festivals; also conducted Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and Concertgebouw Amsterdam; opera: Florence, Munich, Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna; Accad. di Santa Cecilia, Rome; Accademico Dell'Accademia Cherubini, Florence; Ufficiale al merito Repubblica Tedesca; Diapason d'Oro; Premio Critica Discografia Italiana; Prix Academie national du disque 1977; Deutscher Schallplatten Preis; Grand Prix du disque for La Traviata (Verdi), Requiem in C minor (Cherubini) 1982. Director 1979-1982, Conductor Laureate since 1982. Principal Guest Conductor Philadelphia Orchestra 1977-1980, Principal Conductor and Music Director since 1980(92). Music Director La Scala (Milan) since 1986.

Concert tours in United States of America with Boston, Chicago and Phila. Orchestras; concerts at Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, Flanders and Vienna festivals. Also conducted Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Opera: Florence, Munich, Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna. Accad. di Santa Cecilia, Rome. Accademico Dell'Accademia Cherubini, Florence.

Ufficiale al merito Repubblica Tedesca. Diapason d'Oro; Premio Critica Discografia Italiana. Prix Academie national du disque 1977.

Deutscher Schallplatten Preis. Grand Prix du disque for La Traviata (Verdi), Requiem in C minor (Cherubini) 1982.

Membership

Member of American Academy Arts & Sciences (foreign), Royal Academy Music (honorary).

Connections

Married Cristina Mazzavillani. 3 children.

father:
Domenico Muti

mother:
Gilda Sellitto

spouse:
Cristina Mazzavillani